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RM100m pig farm stays in Sepang PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 April 2008 08:00
RM100m pig farm stays in Sepang

By : V. Shankar Ganesh

SHAH ALAM: The previous Selangor government approved 135ha of
land for the controversial RM100 million modern pig farm near Sepang, Menteri
Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim revealed yesterday.

Land acquisition for the project in Tumbuk Estate, Kuala Langat began earlier this year.
He said the state government would maintain the project's status quo.
Speaking after chairing the weekly state executive council meeting here, Khalid said the
previous administration had approved the land acquisition on Jan 30 under Section 3(1)
(a) of the Land Acquisition Act 1960.

The previous executive council had also directed the Kuala Langat district land
administrator to give speedy approval for the project.

He said that all costs related to land acquisition would be borne by private investors.
Denying former menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo's claim that he had only
approved a much smaller facility, Khalid said the size remained.

The previous administration had carried out an extensive study on the pig farm before
approving it.

"They even went to Europe to study this. It's good. Now I don't have to go to Europe to
study it."

Khalid said there were three options over the farm. First, drop the project and leave the
pig farms scattered as it was now. Second, ban pig-farming in the state. Third, find a
suitable place and centralise all operations in a modern and environmental-friendly way.
He said the third option remained the best.

On the RM100 million price tag, he said it was only an estimate.
He added that the state also hoped to reduce the number of pigs reared in the modern

Khalid also dismissed talk that there was pressure to maintain the project.
"We feel the site is the best place as the main pig-breeding area in the state."

Source: NST,2008/04/10
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2009 08:18

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